time flies when you're being a mum

Bunny Onesie up for grabs...

08 Mar, 2016

After the huge success of the Valentines Competition with The All in One Company, I have cheekily asked if they would also like to do an Easter 2016 competition with us and they have kindly said YES!

The All in one company Easter Bunny Onesie Competition

I am still completely in love with my onesie and although Spring may be nearly here, I can’t see me not putting it on in the early hours (thank you, Reuben, for the unwanted wake up call) for quite some time yet!

And, with an early Easter, what could be better than seeing your little ones running around collecting eggs in a cosy bunny onesie?! I can’t wait for Reuben’s to arrive, I’m already planning a special video to show it off!

Win your very own Easter 2016 All-in-One!

In the meantime, for your chance to win your very own easter bunny onesie (up to £100 to spend on your design – and it doesn’t have to be a bunny if you’d prefer something else!) please enter the competition below.

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For super soft skin

29 Feb, 2016

My face has been having its moments recently. I’m either breaking out in spots or suffering from really dry skin, or most commonly, both! So this Coffee Face Scrub has been a saviour.

Scrub up with this homemade, organic coffee face scrub!

The coffee exfoliates and plumps up your skin, while the yoghurt and added coconut oil really rehydrates, making your skin feel amazing.

Homemade Coffee Face Scrub

I came across the recipe in The Honest Life by Jessica Alba, which is packed full of lovely and chemical-free ideas for your home and family. I first wrote about the book 3 years ago in Jessica Alba made me clean the house and I still refer to it regularly so I’d highly recommend it.

Anyway onto the recipe! You will need:


– 1/2 cup of greek yoghurt (I’ve used Yeo Valley Organic Greek Style Yoghurt)

– 1 tbsp ground coffee (I’ve used Cafédirect Organic Ground Coffee, which you can get from most supermarkets)

Added Extras

> For oily skin add: a squeeze of lemon juice

> For Dry skin add a tbsp of coconut oil

> You can also add some bicarbonate of soda for breakouts or use oats in place of the coffee for a more gentle scrub!


All you need to do is:

1. Mix the ingredients you want to use together

2. Rub into your skin in a gentle circular motion

3. Leave it to dry

4. Wash off for silky smooth skin!

Scrub up with this homemade, organic coffee face scrub!

The amounts above do make enough for a few applications, but the mix will last a few days in an airtight container or jar or give the rest to your mum. Hello Mother’s Day!

Have you got a favourite DIY face scrub?

I’d love to hear in the comments below or come and join the conversation on the Mums’ Days Facebook Wall!



Dresses to dress up and down!

24 Feb, 2016

Yesterday I was sat in our sunny dinning room daydreaming about spring. I’m not a massive fan of winter and being cold, so a little bit of warmth is definitely welcome! But then I realised that after I Marie Kondoed my wardrobe I basically only have a winter wardrobe so I really need to address my spring fashion collection.

I have two main values when it comes to my wardrobe…

1. To keep it simple (too much choice stresses me out!)

2. To love everything in it

So I’m aiming to buy a few key pieces for spring that I love, and that I can dress up and down! Here’s a few suggestions…

Easy Spring Fashion – Dresses

I love wearing dresses – probably owing to the months while Breastfeeding when I couldn’t wear them! – so I’ve pulled together a little wish list from my new favourite online fashion inspiration site, Lyst. It’s got some really neat ideas for fashion dunces like myself and takes you straight to the site so you can buy the items you love. Here are my favourite dresses for some easy spring fashion to dress up and down.

Easy Spring Fashion to dress up and down! (more…)

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23 Feb, 2016

This easy Banana cupcake recipe post is an updated post from 2 years ago, when Reuben was less than 2.

I still love this recipe because it uses only natural sugar (from banana and honey) and it’s fool-proof!

Nowadays I like to make it with the kids and I’ve updated this post with a quick video giving you a snapshot of the recipe plus some cute fingers for extra ‘awww’ factor!

Carry on reading for the full recipe instructions and more pictures.

Easy Banana Cupcake Recipe – Jan 2014

You might want to sit down for this, but I have been baking!! After my post last week about fussy eaters in which I discovered “pudding is important”, I’ve been thinking about how to make sure Reuben has two courses at dinner times. I found what looked like an easy banana cupcake recipe last night and decided I would give it a go today.

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it's a bloggy one...

17 Feb, 2016

I’ve had so many people ask me about my iPhone setup for the Pancake video!

I thought I’d give you a quick introduction to the stuff I use to make videos with my iPhone, which will set you back around £70, and a couple of examples of where I’ve used them.

My iPhone Setup for Video - including tripod, speaker and lens (more…)


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